100 Mb broadband connection a legal right

Starting next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Finland is the world’s first country to create laws guaranteeing broadband access

The government had already decided to make a 100 Mb broadband connection a legal right by the end of 2015. On Wednesday, the Ministry announced the new goal as an intermediary step.

“We think [the internet is] something you cannot live without in modern society,” said Laura Vikkonen, a spokesman for the ministry. “Like banking services or water or electricity, you need an internet connection. “Universal service is every citizen’s subjective right.”


Październik 15, 2009